Discover Newsletter

Welcome to Discover newsletter! Your monthly resource for staying up to date and connected.

Share your Wisdom

You are what makes SDI a unique and welcoming community! We want to hear from you and encourage you to share your wisdom by answering a question each month. We are listening. Before 31 January, we want to hear from you!

When you have experienced deeply meaningful community with other spiritual directors, what characteristics of the community made it valuable? How did spiritual diversity enrich your community experience? Share your response now.

Presence Journal

Did you get a new insight from an article or a poem in Presence? Write a letter to the editor, and share your new knowledge with the rest of the community. Send your thoughts to



Featured Resources

Each month, SDI features resources you can incorporate in your spiritual care for yourself and others.

  1. Rabbi Howard Avruhm Addison shares how dream work and spiritual direction are related.

    Questions this video addresses:
    1. How might dreams reveal new areas of meaning in your life?
    2. Jewish spirituality places an emphasis on the potential significance of dreams. As we begin a new year, would incorporating dream work as a contemplative practice in your life be beneficial?
    3. If you are already participating in dream work, how might integrating silence deepen the experience for you?

  2. The What to Expect in Christian Spiritual Direction brochure has been refreshed and rewritten! This brochure is designed to explain to potential seekers what the experience of Christian spiritual direction may include. It is perfect to give to those who inquire about the role of spiritual guides and mentors, or for those who are just curious about spiritual direction. Purchase in the SDI online store today!

    SDI bows in deep gratitude to Christine Luna Munger, PhD, for her tireless effort to make this resource available for spiritual directors around the world.


Contemplative Learning Opportunity

You need ongoing education in flexible, affordable formats, and SDI is the place to learn.

URGENT: Early Bird Rates Expire in Less than a Week!

Discounted registration rates for the 2017 Seeking Connection educational events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada expire soon! Register before 15 January to secure the lowest rates. Select workshops, institutes, and register before everything is fully booked.

Don't forget to book your hotel room. We anticipate the discounted SDI room block to reach capacity. You can reserve online or by calling 866-932-7058. Be sure to mention Spiritual Directors International of the group code 9724 to receive the discount rate.

                                                         Read more information and register today!


Free Seeker Teleconference: 14 February
As a seeker, are you curious about spiritual direction? Would you like to find a spiritual companion to help you listen for the ways God is inviting you to become more fully alive? Learn how to take the first step with Melanie Weidner and spiritual seekers around the world during a free teleconference on 14 February. RSVP today!



Opportunity to Serve

Are you a writer? Is writing an important part of your spiritual practice? The SDI Blog is looking for you! The blog regularly features articles by SDI members sharing stories about the contemplative practice of the week, spiritual direction, and personal wisdom. E-mail to learn more.


SDI Trivia Question

E-mail your answer to by midnight Pacific Standard Time 22 January and be entered to win an SDI goodie! The winner* will be notified 23 January and announced in the following month's issue of Discover.

When do the discounted early-bird rates end for the Seeking Connection conference? Have you registered yet? HINT: dig around the website for some clues!

Our December winner was Helen Druett who received a copy of the SDI Webinar recording of her choice. Congratulations, Helen!

*Winner will be selected by a random-name-picker tool.

Classified Announcements

Spirituality and Practice
We're excited to invite you to sign up for a new e-course, "The Practice of Compassion: A Multifaith Guide," which begins on Monday, January 16. Three of the esteemed teachers are people long associated with Spiritual Directors International: Rabbi Ted Falcon and Imam Jamal Rahman, two of our plenary presenters for the "Seeking Connection" conference this upcoming April, and Sally Taylor, who served for years on our Coordinating Council. Read more and sign up here.

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